Transport Community’s Technical Committee for Transport of Dangerous Goods Meets in Brussels

BRUSSELS – The Transport Community’s Technical Committee for Transport of Dangerous Goods held its 13th meeting in Brussels on 6 March 2024, focusing on crucial aspects of the transport of dangerous goods regulations. The session, conducted both in-person and remotely, featured key discussions and presentations from industry experts.

Opening the meeting, Transport Community Permanent Secretariat Director, Mr Matej Zakonjšek, said that the current deadlines for the implementation of the Guidelines on Transport of Dangerous Goods have been extended to 2025, allowing the participants to focus on meeting 2023 objectives.

“We commend Kosovo* for translating the ADR and RID into Albanian, enhancing accessibility to international rules. Enforcement of ADR rules remains a priority, with efforts from Georgia and Moldova securing exchanges of experience via TAIEX. Our recent event on 112 and eCall highlights our commitment to shaping policy in these areas,” he pointed out.

The agenda covered various topics, including Directive 2010/35/EU on transportable pressure equipment, market surveillance through the Blue Guide, and directives governing the gas market such as the PED and Aerosols Directive. Discussions also highlighted the convergence between Directive 2008/68/EC and other relevant legislation concerning driver professional competence.

The meeting witnessed productive discussions regarding the implementation of guidelines, emphasising the importance of aligning regulations for safer transportation practices. The session also included a review of the follow-up of the TAIEX 85703 Workshop on 112 & eCall.

The meetings of the Technical Committee provide a platform for collaboration among stakeholders dedicated to enhancing safety in the transport of dangerous goods, reaffirming the committee’s commitment to promoting regional cooperation and regulatory alignment in the field.


* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence